Hands on Bethesda’s Dishonored – Only through careful observation and patience was I able to stab the next room to death without detection.
The Cave is an upcoming Double Fine, 2D adventure game from Maniac Mansion mastermind Ron Gilbert. We get our hands dirty as we explore the first 20 minutes of the Cave at PAX Prime 2012. Total awesome-sauce.
Here we go again. PAX: Prime is here and this we brought backup! Scott, Hilary and myself will all be attending this year’s PAX: Prime, also known as the most gamer-friendly convention in all the land. While we’ve covered a ton of conventions this year (including SDCC, PAX: East, and SWCVI) there is something extra special about PAX: Prime in Seattle. As I stated last year, PAX is a magical place sprinkled with innovation, loud music, and rabid gamers. Barring a severe case of PAX-POX, it’s close to impossible to not have a great time.
The gang gets into karaoke in the QOTW. We talk SWCVI, PAX Prime, tech business, Avengers 2, and Capcom’s Remember me. We review ME3’s Firefight DLC, Nexus 7, Orcs Must Die 2, Risen 2, Darksiders 2, and Bourne Legacy. Special thanks this week to Mark Dago for the Star Wars inspired track Knightfall, available at markdago.bandcamp.com
METAL GEAR SOLID holds a special place in most gamer’s hearts as one of the most action packed, enigmatic, and ambitious video game franchises of all time. With roots that date as far back as the original NES, gaming just wouldn’t be the same without Metal Gear around.
Hey there gang. Just writing a quick note to thank you for making July one of our best months ever at NerdAppropriate.com. Despite being scattered unto the winds we managed to produce four podcasts (thanks Scott), conducted a bum load of interviews, ran an incredibly fun community game night, and Matt, Hilary, and myself even managed to provide a wee bit of Comic-Con coverage out in San Diego. So how the heck do we top July? August! *Explosion Noise*
Based on my interactions with friends, students, and fans, at conventions, meetups, and in general social situations, I’ve come up with the following list of Dos and Don’ts for networking within the industry. While a lot of this is common sense, I’ve found that our field seems to be a place where enthusiasm (or general awkwardness) often trumps formality. If you’ve been looking for a push in the right direction – and want to ensure you’re seen as the potential colleague, rather than the creepy fan or friend-wannabe, check out the tips (inside).
Holy guacamole, PAX Prime is sold out and Avengers is selling like hotcakes. News about an Elder Scrolls MMO, Ant Man movie, another departure at G4, and our upcoming “wife swap” with Reset Transmission. We start playing down our Summer Game Piles, and review Star Wars Kinect, Dragon Age: Silent Grove, The Avengers, Fable Heroes, and The Infinite Horizon. This week’s community question: Which game, movie, or TV show would you help create with unlimited resources?
Hilary is back for more podcasting adventures: We talk about a departure from G4, PAX Prime registration, The Game of Game of Thrones, and, Fringe news, a Mass Effect 3 composer featured within the Animoog iOS app. We review the first chapter of The Walking Dead game, Dragon’s Dogma demo, The Witcher 2, Cabin in the Woods, and Mass Effect Homeworlds #1. Finally, we talk about your wishlist for a next-gen console experience.
Technology can’t keep up with the dedication and rabid loyalty of convention goers these days. First, SDCC registration was shut down for months due to the speed and ferocity of registration, and now PAX: Prime registration too has been shattered and broken. Keep your eyes on the offical PAX Twitter feed as well as NerdAppropriate.com for details as to when registration will reopen.
We were lucky enough to get in the good graces of Bethesda during PAX: East and were excited when they invited us to play Skyrim during the media only hour at PAX: Prime. Behold! A dramatic retelling of my time with The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
Live DnD with Penny Arcade and the prince of PAX?